Children of Hurin

Started by masterbuilder, April 20, 2007, 14:22:00 pm

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dwtty

Yeah, it's more like The Silmarillion meets the Unfinished Tales.well it was for me anyway.
Never trust a man with a weak chin.

Steve_Harrison

I was thinking that at one point too.

dwtty

QuoteI was thinking that at one point too.



Steve are you stalking me!! i dunno, leaving obtruse comments wherever i go!!!  ::) ;)
Never trust a man with a weak chin.

Steve_Harrison


rufus the dawg

just noticed you can buy the paper back in tesco, its also in their offers-two books for seven pounds

Lyth

Quotejust noticed you can buy the paper back in tesco, its also in their offers-two books for seven pounds


:)

Yep.

I bought it and took it with me on holiday the week before last.

I never got round to starting it and I still haven't. ::)

rufus the dawg

very similar to the silmarillion version, good dark story

RobertELee

I got this for Xmas, Will start it tonight in bed.

Andrew_Haldane

Has anyone read any of the Christopher Tolkien Unfinished Tales series. I've often wondered if its worth wading through them rather than just rereading LOTR and The Hobbit every few years

NeilP

Quote from: Bisto on January 03, 2009, 23:33:19 pm
Has anyone read any of the Christopher Tolkien Unfinished Tales series. I've often wondered if its worth wading through them rather than just rereading LOTR and The Hobbit every few years


just stick with the JRR stuff and dabble with The Silmarillion - the rest aint worth it...

rufus the dawg

Quote from: Bisto on January 03, 2009, 23:33:19 pm
Has anyone read any of the Christopher Tolkien Unfinished Tales series. I've often wondered if its worth wading through them rather than just rereading LOTR and The Hobbit every few years


the problem with the unfinished tales is that it is unfinished or different versions of stories, if you are really dweeby and you want to find out about different avenues tolkien took and then changed his mind then get unfinished tales, but the stories are more like lectures with commenrary from christoper tolkien. stay with the books of TLOTR, The Silmarillion and Children of Hurin and not bother with the rubbish jaxon films (did i just write that)

Andrew_Haldane

thanks for your thoughts. I might get around to reading them when I am retired.

As for the films they were never going to make everyone happy. The vast, sweeping panoramas, epic battle scenes and the amazingly detailed and authentic looking sets and costumes do work well imo but they don't sit well with the general tweeness of the Hobbits and the virtually homoerotic Frodo/Sam relationship. A bit of Orc/Elf porn would have er....gone down well. ;D

NeilP

Quote from: Bisto on February 14, 2009, 18:53:40 pm
A bit of Orc/Elf porn would have er....gone down well. ;D


For what it's worth, the Orcs are corrupted Elves ;)